new paintings

I made some house blessings for the Berea Arts Council’s holiday show and sale. Everything was required to be 6 x 6 inches and less than $100.00. I had a bunch of ideas, (needle felted birds in a shadow box, naturally dyed silk scarves folded  6 x 6...) but seeing as how lately I’ve been painting our house and stitching the bloodroot the 6 x 6 pieces got pushed to the back burner. The day before they were due inspiration struck and I got to work painting and then stitching the watercolors to some of my wool felt.

I’m a bit nervous about putting them out there, I think sometimes my folk art-y, Pennsylvania German style doesn’t translate or is out of context down here in Kentucky. I enjoyed making these and am planning on doing more for little Christmas gifts.